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in for the debate 45% say mitt romney out worked president barack obama. good morning sandra for an early analysis. >> reporter: good morning. mitt romney came out strong in last night's performance during the first showdown between the two candidates and talking about the specifics. 67% of voters who watched the debate said mitt romney won versus 2 5% for president barack obama. the first presidential debate focused and candidates have plenty to talk about including health care reform. >> in my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did was push through a plan without a single republican vote. >> in the past two years, it has gone up but they have gone up slower than any time in the last four years. >> my number one principal said there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit to a void the middle-class, it is maddening. >> he -- room room emphasized his campaign principles. >> look at the last four years, we have 23 million people out of work. >> the debate was low on drama and high on energy if i cannily from mitt romney. -- particularly from mitt ro
will both be campaigning in virginia this morning, the obama campaign took a hit with his debate performance this weeks this will give him something to crow about today. the romney campaign, mitt romney issued a statement saying this is not what a real recovery looks like. he goes on the say, the real unemployment rate is closer to 11% if you count the people who stopped looking for work. there is also a lot of speculation on line on social media this morning, that the obama administration could be fudging the numbers. we took that question right to the secretary of labor this morning. she tells us it's ludicrous to say the numbers could be manipulated. >>> secret service has new policies in place after one of the most embarrassing scandals in the history. it would ban excessive drinking and the share of work related information on sites including facebook. this comes five months after more than a dozen employees of the secret service were accused of drunken partying with prostitutes. >>> american activists are planning to stage a protest against u.s. drone strikes, member of the antiwar gr
was referring to singers who took the stage before him. >>> this morning, president obama will visit ke. ne near bakersfield where the home of farm labor leader cesar chavez is being made a national monument. the president will arrive at sfo about 1:40 this afternoon. he has a private fundraising dinner in san francisco then a public concert and rally at bill graham civic auditorium. the president had spend the night in san francisco. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney will deliver a speech in virginia calling for the u.s. to take a more assertive role in syria, put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. with a month to go to the election national polls show the race for the white house is tightening. >>> right now california is the most expensive place for gas in the nation. and this morning our governor jerry brown is taking action all in an effort to drive down some of the costs. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran reports on the governor's idea to ease record high prices. >> reporter: good morning. the governor is asking state regulators to release a less expensive
down come thursday morning. >> one week from today, president barack obama will return to the bay area to raise some cash. the dinner will be followed by a concert and concert tickets start at $100 and go to $7,500 which give you premium seats and a photo opportunity. musical guests have not yet been announced. how is traffic so far, sal? >> it looks good, as a matter of fact we are doing well, no major problems and let's go out and take a look at that interstate 880, traffic looks nice with no major problems. also the commute looks good, it is a nice looking drive getting into san francisco, and if you are driving in san jose, it is also off to a good start, 445, let's go to steve. >>> there could be a patch or two of low clouds, it will not last very long and today will be the warmest day of the week, today was hot too. without that northeast wind, it is good old high pressure kicking in, i am large and in charge. concord 66, san jose was 90, well they are pretty warm and some locations are in the upper 50s and 60s. there are some that are a little cooler. west 7 at fso, a little pu
immigration law. >>> now to decision 2012. this morning, debate prep for president obama and mitt romney who are getting ready for the first faceoff on wednesday. trac tracie potts has a look. >> reporter: the president is preparing to face mitt romney in denver on wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but, what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. romney will be prepared and disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> president obama will be f formidable. i would not under estimate. >> reporter: john kerry playing romney in the weekend rehearsal. looking to press the president on libya and syria. romney calls the foreign policy dangerous. romney's debate plan is clearly and concisely explains how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand and if they do, i'll get elected. >> reporter: his running mate, paul ryan is preparing for his debate a week away. >>
. >> nancy cordes is in henderson, covering the obama campaign. good morning. >> reporter: norah, good morning. while the president does his homework, the obama campaign team is working hard itself to trying to lower expectations for the president's performance. white house press corps was chuckling yesterday when they tried to argue that the president's tendency toward answers may be a liability in a debate where candidates are expected to be succinct. they're also arguing that the president hasn't had as much time to prepare for this debate as governor romney. we don't know exactly how much less time he has had, because the campaign doesn't tell us how much time he spends practicing. they like us to think it is very little time, indeed. what we do know is that he is holed up at a westin hotel outside of las vegas with his top aides and with massachusetts senator john kerry, playing romney in mock debates. kerry knows romney well. they are long-time massachusetts politicians and, of course, kerry knows his way around a presidential debate because he went up against george w. bush in 2
'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. on the morning after their first debate, president obama and mitt romney are going back out on the campaign trail. in a cbs news poll taken after the debate, twice as many undecided voters said romney was the winner. >> debates are as much about style as substance, and bill plante is in denver. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah. this was a debate about the economy, and the president and mitt romney presented opposing visions of how to fix it. they tossed about a lot of facts and figures, but just as important was the way they appeared, very differently. the president extremely low-key, mitt romney very energetic and aggressive. >> the president began this segment, so i think i get the last word. >> reporter: romney took advantage of the fact that the format of the debate was less restrictive than in the past, frequently pushing past moderator jim lehrer's attempts to change the subject. >> we're going to move to -- >> i have to respond to that. >> reporter: as romney pushed on, the president frequently looked down
they're angry this time. >>> president obama returns to the bay area >>> good morning, welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm cane when. dave -- i'm ken wayne. dave clark this off this morning. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> protest, i take out their frustrations on businesses, banks -- protesters take out their frustrations on businesses and banks. tara moriarty is live with more. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of damage but no arrests. the protest you, the rampage they went on -- the protest, the rampage they went on lass -- lasted for about 30 minutes. but the damage still lingers. you can see the two huge holes in the window where somebody smashed a vodka bottle in them. last night, demonstrators started to throw paint balls. the group of about 200 people gathered at frank ogawa earlier in the morning to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the war in afghanistan. the group went on a march. two luxury cars that we know of were at least vandalized and their owners say that protesters are taking their frustrations out on the wrong people. >> i don't know why they
ready. president obama in nevada, mitt romney is in massachusetts. this morning new poll shows 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. looking at actual support among likely voters the race is closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points 49-47%. >>> i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to say it is a new race. >> the president has to be the president he killed osama about weather i think he can stand up to mitt romney but he has to relax. >>> meantime, mitt romney continues to hammer away at president obama's foreign policy. in an editorial, romney calls for a new mideast strategy. see that first debate right here on abc7. live debate courtroom begins at 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> oracle president gives today's keynote at the annual world conference in san francisco. last night the ceo ellison wowed 10,000 guests by announcing three new cloud-based products to help process fastest yet. just getting word that nokia and oracle have reached a mapping dea
the countdown, the big debate why president barack obama and mitt romney are trying to lower expectations. >>> ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well, good morning to you, we are ready, it is october 3rd. >> are you anything the eat? >> not too much. they went from that foggy september and where is that summer and everybody starts complaint -- complaining. west wind is trying to ramp up but it's there and 90s inland. >>> 880 and oakland looks good and you are probably aware there is a big a's baseball game and that means at 4:00 sore so, -- or so, maybe before that the commute will be tough. also on the san mateo bridge, it looks good getting out to the high-rise, let's go back to the desk. >>> firefighters are still watching for hot spots. claudine wong has moved to the back of the home where the fire did most of the damage, claudine wong? >> reporter: you can see the charred remains of what is left of this house and firefighters are still keeping an eye on things incase it flares up. that bui
obama is in nevada today and mitt romney in massachusetts. this morning new poll shows 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win reelection. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support among likely voters the race is closer, president obama leads mitt romney by two points, 49-47%. >> i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to say it is a new race. >> in guy killed osama bin laden i think he can stan up to mitt romney. >> mitt romney continues to hammer president obama's foreign policy in an editorial today romney calls for a new mideast strategy. see the first debate between mitt romney and president obama right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> october 1st, the u.s. supreme court convenes new session today. explosive issues like same-sex marriage, voting rights and abortion likely coming up. the first thing 7:00 this morning, pacific time, will release a list of appeals it will not consider. california's ban on same-sex marriage is not likely to be on that list f it is the 9th circ
under see it on tv. >>> new this morning, president obama and the first lady are planning to spend today celebrating the 20th wedding anniversary he put aside when it fell on the day of the denver debate. the president seen campaigning in ohio, will be in san francisco monday night for a fundraising concert and rally. in his weekly address he called on republicans in congress to work with democrats on a plan to cut taxes for 98% of americans and a bill to help families refinance their homes at lower interest rates. >> congress needs to step up and provide every responsible homeowner a chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates. i gave them a plan to do that back in february. it's a plan that has the support of independent, nonpartisan economists and leaders across the housing industry. >> for the gop, republican national committee chairman rence priebus said obama's economic plans repeats the same failed policy that is have buried the middle class the past four years. >>> for more on the skyrocketing gas prices. an organization representing indepen
in emeryville noon on wednesday. for more information go to >>> new this morning, president obama and the first lady are planning to spend today celebrating the 20th wedding anniversary. he put side he talked during the debate. he will be in san francisco on monday night for a fund-raising concert and rally. his weekly address this morning, the president calls on republicans in congress to work with democrats on plan to cut taxes for 98% of americans and bill to help families refinance homes. >> congress needs to step up and provide every responsible homeowner a chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates. i gave them a plan to do that back in february. its plan that has the supports of independent, non-partisan economists. >>> for the g.o.p., national committee chairman says obama's plan repeats the same, quo quoted, failed policies that have buried the middle-class the last four years. >>> more on the skyrocketing gas prices. an organization representing independent gas stations made a move that could have brought prices down for everyone.
to that expanded list. this morning a new poll shows president obama with a lead in many swing states. the poll shows mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the poll surveyed voters in more than half a dozen states. susan mcginnis joins us live. >> reporter: good morning. everybody is getting sick of these polls. it is what they show that the president has within reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win. he is still coming under lots of criticism over handling of foreign affairs >> more than 11,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> we'll win nevada again. we'll win this election against. >> last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's not practicing since june. his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> parentally not everyone got the memo to downplay expectations >>
. and if you are an obama fan, you are scratching your head this morning. >> when you were watching it, if you are a romney fan, you are howling with glee. and an obama fan, you were howling at the tv. this was a president who didn't show up for the debate. when you look at how he presented himself, i've coached a lot of candidates. he violated every single rule you can think of. at his opponent. two, in his closing, he didn't look at the camera. three, he didn't answer anything that romney threw at him. and four, his energy level was just in the negative range. felt like he was in the middle of the black hole sucking all the energy out of him. it was just a bad performance. i was kind of amused by watching later on some of the pund ants who was basically having a seizure in the zl84suñ screaming about how obama needs to watch ms nbc. the fact is romney gave the president so many opportunities to just hit him hard and hit him back and the president looked at the call third strike each time. >> romney had a lot to gain from this debate. did the president have a lot to lose or is this okay? thi
with it. >> reporter: this morning, president obama launched a new ad in seven swing states questioning romney's truthfulness and seemed to be reinvigorated at a colorado rally this morning responding to something romney said the night before. >> i'm sorry, i'm going to stop this subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop subsidies to other things. i like pbs. i like big bird. i like you, too, actually. >> when he was asked what he would do to cut the deficit and reduce spending, he said he would eliminate funding for public television. [ laughter ] >> boo! >> that was his answer. >> i mean, thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird! [ laughter ] >> reporter: big bird smack-dab in the middle of politics. so the candidates have a little under two weeks to prepare for their next face-off. they are going to be meeting in a town hall style debate in new york on october 16th. cnn's candy crowley will moderate that. and then on october 22nd, they will be talking about foreign policy in florida. that final forum will be moderated by bob schieffer who was of course from cbs. the vice-
race will be turned upside down some thursday morning. >>> one week from today, president barack obama comes back here to the bay area hosting campaign money. he will be hosting a dinner in san francisco. that dinner will be followed by a concert. the concert tickets start at $100 and go up to $7,500 for premium seats and also a chance to take a picture with the president. musical guests have not been announced. >>> and governor jerry brown has signed several bills into law and we will have more on why hundreds of prison inmates may soon go free. >>> how is the commute, sal? >>> you know, sal? >>> we have more traffic in lafayette and it is a little bit slow between walnut creek and concord down to center southbound -- denver. it is also slow from pittsburgh to antioch. metering lights were turned on as is normal and what a nice picture, you can see the sun over the hills, not one cloud and steve will talk about what that means for our bay area weather but you probably know if you have been living here for a while. westbound 480, there is a crash which is partially blocking one of thos
, who took the stage before him. >>> this morning president obama will visit the home of the farm labor leader cesar chavez being made a national monument. the president will arrive then at sfo around 1:40 in afternoon on air force one. he has a private fundraising dinner here in san francisco. then a public concert and rally at the bill graham civic auditorium. the president will spend the night in san francisco before taking off. >>> on the gop side mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today. necessary virginia. romney is expected to say it's time for america to change course in the middle east and accused president obama of passive leadership around the world. >> when i'm president, i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> romney is calling for the united states to take a more assertive role in syria, put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. a month to go before election day, national polls showing the race at the white house is getting tighter. >>> california is the
romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> governor romney, president obama gearing up for their first presidential debate on wednesday. >> i don't think one of them is going to make or break this campaign. >> thursday morning we're all going to be scratching our heads and saying, wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days. >> maria asked you, why didn't you tell me? what did you say? >> that i did not know how to. >> the thing that really meant the most to me kind of fell apart because of my doing. i will always look back and say, how could you have done that? >> in japan, the powerful and destructive typhoon capture on tape by an american marine. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> lindsay lohan reportedly recovering from a scuffle with a man over photos he took of her on his cell phone. >> we're told the deer wasn't injured and the skateboarder is probably still eating some dust. >> no, no! down! >> he just pile drives donald jones. >> touchdown! does his dance. >> and all that matters. >> the european staged an epic comeback to win the ryder cup. >> on "cbs this morning.
well as new reports of an accident through the altamont pass. >>> good morning, it's thursday october 4. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. >>> president obama and republican challenger mitt romney will campaign in bryan stows today after having their say at their first -- battleground states after having their say at their first debate. 47% believe romney won compared with 34% for president obama in a survey of californians. 18% felt there was no clear winner. last night's debate focused on the economy and other domestic issues. and, of course, that debate took place in denver in colorado. colorado is a swing state. different surveys show mitt romney is the winner of the first debate. there are two more presidential debates coming up. bigad shaban has highlights. >> reporter: good morning. it seems like mitt romney got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive for much of the night. romney touted his own accomplishments as governor of massachusetts but continually pointed to what he called the failed promises of the o
presidential nominee mitt romney will give a foreign speech today criticizing president obama as a weak leader on the stage. jacqueline fells is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: pam, mitt romney's campaign is offering fresh details this morning on how would represent the u.s. on the world stage if elected. president barack obama's team is firing back on the defense. mitt romney will criticize's the president's handling on the libyan attacks. one say his speech will be a stark contrast between foreign policy and failed record of the president. romney headed overseas this summer. the obama camp quickly seized on misstep from those trips. mitt romney will try to hold on to momentum he recently picked up. a new post debate gallop poll shows the race is tied. coming up a new ad begins playing today just as mitt romney takes the stage in virginia. in washington, jacqueline fell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the u.s. forest service ran out of money this year to fight fires during the worst wild fire season on record. at the end of august the money to pay for the firefighters, fire trucks and
jerry brown is doing about it. >> and president obama is in california this morning, went to a star studded campaign fund-raiser in l.a. last night and poked a little fun at his own debate performance. >>> then we meet the creator of a blog that moks facebook with people that do constant updates. it is popular, but is it too mean spirited. >>> and check out this pileup involving dozens of cars at a nascar race this weekend. it all happened on the final lap. we're going to have more on how it happened and how it ended in a moment. >>> we begin with out of control gas prices in california. nbc dianaal vee ar is live in hollywood. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. imagine waking up to prices like these, $4.79 for a gallon of regular gasoline. what makes it tougher for drivers in california is that prices are higher here than anywhere else. something some politicians say could be criminal. in california this weekend, what went up kept going up to drivers' dismay. >> i don't think i ever paid this much for gas. >> going to spend at least almost $100 to fill up. >> reporter:
: good morning, savannah. first of three 90-minute debates, one-on-one between president obama and mitt romney, and it comes at a critical time. for romney it's about turning the page on a rough september, and for the president it's a chance to shut off romney's last path to victory. president obama took a break from tuesday's debate prep in nevada visiting the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular, and i've never seen it before. >> reporter: meanwhile in denver, mitt romney's break time from debate prep was lunch at the tex-mex chain restaurant chipotle joined by ohio senator rob portman who is playing mr. obama in romney's mock debate sessions. with the two candidates off the trail tuesday, their number two men picked up the slack. campaigning in north carolina vice president biden drew some attention with these comments, discussing the gop ticket's tax plan. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: the romney campaign pounced on the word buried. campaigning in iowa, paul ryan fired back. >> vice president biden just toda
died or if there are suspects. >>> mitt romney and president obama are back out on the campaign trail already this morning after last night's debate. strong showing by romney who criticized the president on the economy. the pair also brought the sluggish economy with romney promising to close tax loopholes and limit deductions. mr. obama says that plan will hurt the struggling middle class. >> the president: it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. the it is math, arithmetic. >> pundits this morning are saying romney's aggressive perform was what he needed. >> -- performance was what he needed. >>> a poll conducted last night immediately after the debate found 67% of registered voters went for mitt romney. 25% went for president obama. cnn conducted the poll with 430 americans. >>> next debate takes play week from today in kentucky when vice president biden and congressman ryan face off. abc 7 will air that debate live. >>> stock market opens up in less
the november 6 vote. before president obama returns to the bay area on monday, this morning, he spoke about the need to keep america moving forward. >> we owe it to them to keep moving forward. we've come too far to turn back now. we have made too much progress to return to the policies that got us into this mess in the first place doctor. >> in his weekly address, he says there are signs the economy is bouncing back. he pointed to yesterday's jobs report, which showed the nation's unemployment at 7.8%. that's the loy he lowest -- lowt figure since january 2009. he said businesses have added 5.2 million jobs in the past two and a half years. he will. >> attend a star studded concert tomorrow. the president also has a fund-raiser with former president bill clinton. on monday, as we said, president obama will announce the establishment of the caesar chavez monument. elf's -- he will arrive in the afternoon. there's a funds racing concert with john legend, and $20,000 a plate dinner. alex smith is expected to attend. >>> still basking in the success of wednesday's presidential debate, republic
thoughts of influential people, including president obama, business leaders, bloggers, entrepreneurs. shares so far this morning are higher. trading higher losing momentum a little still green across the board. bloomberg index still trading higher. forget ticket sales, new way for artists to earn cash a san francisco-based music streaming service offering to pay out $10 to musicians for each new subscriber they getment. -- they go. >>> guys what are you going to do this weekend? bluegrass festival, america's cup, fleet week, we can go on and o. the weather starting hot. >> lay on the couch and watch sports. >> my man! >> there you go. a lot going on this weekend it starts today. right now as we look down on san francisco, beautiful colors as the sun is set to come up in another 12 to 13 minutes. live doppler, without the clouds around the bay you don't are to worry about rain, drizzle, mist, nothing on live doppler, not even flight arrival delays into sfo, oakland or san jose. how to dress this morning? shortsleeve weather in fremont 77 low to mid 60s until you get to the north bay v
on "eyewitness news this morning." >>> it's back to the campaign trail for president obama and republican challenger mitt romney after the two locked horns in the first face-to-face debate in denver last night. bigad shaban joins us live from denver with some highlights. >> reporter: good morning. it seems mitt romney got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive for much of the night. romney touted his own accomplishments as governor of massachusetts and highlighted the failed promises of the obama administration. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor rom
on the campaign trail. nancy, good morning. >> good morning to you charlie. the obama campaign and aides here at the white house will be thrilled by this number, if only because it's back below that psychological barrier of 8% unemployment. back down to where unemployment was when the president took office in january of 2009 7.8%. we got a little preview a few minutes ago of what the president is likely to say about these numbers at a rally in virginia this morning from his chair of his council of economic advisers alan krueger, who writes while there is more work that remains to be done today's report provides further evidence that the u.s. economy is continuing to heal from the wounds inflicted by the worst downturn since the great depression. charlie? >> nancy, we've heard from mitt romney's campaign who said these numbers show that this is not what a real recovery looks like. they point out that he has created fewer jobs in september than in august and fewer jobs in august than in july. how do you think this plays out on the campaign trail since the main argument th
. >>> good morning. fight to the finish. election day exactly one month away. president obama handling with a positive jobs report, hoping it will help him keep his job. governor mitt romney says it's too little too late. a legendary business executive claims the books were cooked. >>> skating scandal. a u.s. olympic speed skater admits to tampering with a rival's skate before a big competition and he says he did it against his will. he'll explain why in an exclusive interview. >>> and are they back together? new signs of chris brown and rihanna dating again, despite their violent history, and it has some people wondering what she's thinking. today's saturday, october 6th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and jenna wolf, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. >> it's good to have you back from afghanistan. safe and sound. >> good to be back. >> and you're back into the thick of politics here in this country as well. >> it feels like this presidential race has been going on for so l
reviews. a lot of people not mitt romney looked aggressive, energetic and obama looked muted and meandering, it was an off night for president obama and a knockout for mitt romney and yet obama supporters are here by the thousand this morning. he is speaking to them and they look energized, so colorado a very big state, obama seems to be pulling ahead. it is a swing state and he is in california and san francisco on monday fund-raising. >> that's right. this was focused on domestic issues and they got bogged down on issues, there were key issues not mentioned like immigration, woman's issues gay marriage. why do you think that was? >> you are right. i think that was very striking. not even mentioned was the 47% comment, mitt romney's controversial comment. i think the moderator tried to keep them in control but wasn't successful at times. you had attacks and counter attacks going on. it was a civil debate but didn't cover ground. there are two more left, both of them town hall type formats and we will see more of those issues discussed in the next two. >> what are their advis
is right, especially in an election year. one number has many interpretations. president obama told a fairfax, virginia crowd this. >> this morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. >> reporter: he said there's more work to be done to help middle class families and said that is why he's running for reelection. >> but today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. >> reporter: mitt romney told supporters in abington, virginia the country hasn't come far enough. >> now, we can do better. we don't have to stay on the path we've been on. >> reporter: businesses added 114,000 jobs in september, slower than growth earlier in the summer. romney pointed out the unemployment rate doesn't reflect people who stopped looking for work. >> if the same share of people were participating in the work force today, as on the day the president got elected, our unemployment rate would be around 11%. >> reporter: 8.8 million people lost their jobs during the recession, just under half of t
in an election year, one number has many interpretations. president obama told a fairfax, virginia, crowd this: >> this morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: he said there's more work to be done to help middle class families and said that's why he is running for re- election. >> today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. >> reporter: mitt romney told supporters in virginia the country hasn't mer enough. >> now, we can do better. we don't have to stay on the path we have been on. >> reporter: businesses added 114,000 jobs in september slower than the growth earlier in the summer. romney pointed out the unemployment rate doesn't reflect people who stopped looking for work. >> if the same share of people were participating until the workforce today as on the day that the president got elected, why, our unemployment rate would be around 11%. >> reporter: 8.8 million lost jobs during the recession. just under half of those jobs have been a
assertive role in syria, tighten sanctions on iran he's looking to paint president obama as a weak leader who has limited influence on global fairs. >>> early voting in california begins this morning. vote by mail begins 29 days before the election, today. go to your down -- today is columbus day that means some offices will be closed. october 22nd is deadline to register. >>> anti-domestic violence advocates will gather in front of san francisco city hall to urge the board to remove suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi from office. tomorrow the board will discuss whether to follow the commission's recommendation. he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor involving his wife eliana lopez. mayor lee suspended mirkarimi in march, saying the sheriff was unfoyt remain in office. -- unfit to remain in office. >>> a man under arrest after police say assaulted a woman in golden gate park. officers say he grabbed her around the waist, she broke away and wasn't hurt. police chased the man and pepper sprayed him when he resisted. >>> humane society workers say cats rescued from a burning home will have to be e
, it will be a working anniversary for president obama and the first lady. how the first couple plans on celebrating 20 years of marriage, since there's a presidential debate tonight. Ñ/&q >>> good morning. the embarcadero no more record heat for the bay area today still hot until the sea breezes kick in. meteorologist mike nicco has the timeline coming up. >>> new morning from the vatican, a man has scaled the dome of st. peters basilica. new video into the newsroom overnight. vatican police say the man scaled the 42 foot high dome to protest italian government and european union policies. he's holding a banner reading: help, enough monte. that refers to the premier. >>> for the fourth year in a row the number of babies born in the u.s. has fallen. new numbers show fewer than four million babies were born in again 11, lowest since 1998, and 1% decline from 2010. experts say it is proof of the weak economy forcing some couples to put off having children. >>> number of teens who drink and drive continues to go down. cdc says 9 out of 10 are not drinking and driving. teen dui's down 54% since 1991. the
to come >> of course, he did. i'm sure. that's like first thing in the morning. >> on the fashion front, mr. brown said that barack obama's tie was not the right shade and american flag lapel pin was smaller than mitt romney's not a good sign. thought tie was fine. i think the think was that mitt romney did so well. >> i would agree with you. there it was interesting, is listened to half of -- i licensed to half of it. it was a different perception than when you watched it on television. >> it looked like mitt romney was schooling him, which didn't look flattering. >> considering most people get impressions from visuals, substance takes a backstage. >> we have a lot to come in next half hour. >> tragedy at a church of all places. what led to a bay area accident that took the life of a young girl. was one forever. (show open) (noise from plane),,,,,,,,,, the blue angels, among a wed of big events... promising o cause traffic problems todan parts of the bay area. >>> the blue angels among a weekend of big events promising to cause traffic problems all over the day. the bay area braces for
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near a u.s. base and they are protesting the deployment of the aircraft. they landed this morning and many of the people in that area opposed the use earlier this year. >>> the obama campaign says don't expect any zingers from the debate. he talked about the upcoming showdown during a rally yesterday. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussing about what we need to do to keep the country growing and restore security for hard working americans. john mccain has debated for mitt romney and he is not expecting any major break throughs this moment. >> i can't remember whether it was the last time it was one of these comments that grabbed everybody's attention. he turned the race upside down and the debate will be campaigning in colorado today. >> well one week from today, he returns to raise some campaign cash. he will be hosting a dinner in san francisco and that dinner will be followed by a concert. they go up to $7,500 for premium seats and a chance to take a picture with the president. musical guests have not been announced. >>> there are several new laws here
% for president obama. 18% felt there was no clear-cut winner. >>> we would like to get a discussion going this morning. who do you think won round one of the presidential debates and why? comment on facebook, twitter or email us at >>> we know the candidates in debates sometimes put spins on the facts to benefit their arguments. here are a couple of fact checks on last night's debate courtesy of the associated press. president obama suggested the u.s. will save money by winding down the wars in iraq and afghanistan. the truth, the wars have been funded with borrowed money. so ending them only means less borrowing, not a new pool of available cash. then there was romney's claim that the president's healthcare plan creates an unelected board to tell people what kind of treatments they can v the truth is the board looks at overall medicare costs by law doesn't have the power to tell doctors what treatments they can prescribe. starting today, president obama and mitt romney weigh in on the issues in an exclusive presidential forum on today's issue, the economy. >
will honor temporary work permits, allow them to stay in the united states because of president barack obama's recent executive order. reporting live from washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> don't forget, we will bring you the coverage live and the debate will be followed by a special addition of our ktvu news. >>> and they are warning about identity theft after several male thefts were reported in novato. 2 dozen mailboxes were reported on school road and crest road. the mail stolen included personal checks, credit cards and other items containing financial information. if you have any information about these thefts, get in contact with the police. >>> in berkeley, get in contact with the city lie -- sit-lie ordinance where people would be banned during certain hours. some say it's good for business but some protesters say the law targets homeless. >>> nurses walked off the job just a few minutes ago in a strike that is scheduled to last more than 24 hours. hundreds of replacement nurses have been hired and hospitals will stay open, however they will be closed in
: well, good morning, savannah. look, this may have been the most substantive debate in the television era. and mitt romney dealt with it as if his campaign depended on it while a subdued president obama let romney dictate the terms of the debate. not exactly the gift the president was looking for on his 20th wedding anniversary. >> and so i just want to wish, sweetie, you happy anniversary and let you know that a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. >> reporter: from the very beginning, mitt romney displayed a confident and commanding presence on stage, almost one-upping the president from the start. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you can imagine here with me. >> that set the tone as romney seemed to control the tempo, sometimes even serving as the moderator. >> let's get back to medicare. >> reporter: and it didn't take long for the deep philosophical disagreements to come through. first on taxes. >> now, governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months cal
, people wait iing r this one. this morning we found out the unemployment rate in september falling below 8% for the first time in nearly four years. that's good news for job seekers but also for president obama trying to maintain his lead in the polls and recover from a weak debate against mitt romney. danielle lee has what the numbers mean. >> reporter: the unemployment rate delivered president obama a preelection gift. the number of people without jobs fell to 7.8%, marking the first time it's been below 8% during obama's presidency. >> there's still that willingness for all of us to see that more people are put back to work, but in this particular report, i'm happy to see we see a continued growth. >> reporter: employers added 114,000 jobs in september and 86,000 jobs that hadn't been accounted for in july and august. the numbers shocked analysts who predicted the rate would stay around 8% and possibly grow. >> this is a big report. >> reporter: presint obama called the september report proof the economy is improving under his policies. >> we made too much progress to return to the poli
followed where a meal with the president rang up to $25,000 a person. at the end of the trip, the obama campaign is expected to raise more than $5 million. the president will be headed the bakers field tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. before flying to san francisco for another round of fund-raising events. reporting from los angeles, nbc bay area. >>> the republican presidential nominee, mitt romney, drew the largest crowd ever this weekend on a swing through the battleground state of florida. romney is enjoying a bump in the polls following the debate on wednesday. the romney campaign reports it is also evident in fund-raising. the campaign said it raised $12 million on-line in the 48 hours after the debate. >>> there's plenty of debate over the presidential debate last week, but we will separate some of the fact from fiction. one of the debates, mitt romney claimed that half of the clean energy companies that had received government loan guarantees from the president had gone out of business. here's the facts. only three of the 26 companies have filed for bankruptcy, but many of those ot
, we'll get a check of mass transit so far this morning. in the meantime, back to you guys. >>> a new survey shows president obama and mitt romney all tied up as they head into tonight's presidential debate. >> perfect timing. the poll is from the united technologies and the national journal congressional connection. it shows the two candidates with 47% each among likely voters nationwide. other polls have shown the president with just a narrow lead. bigad shaban has more on tonight's face-to-face encounter in colorado. what do you think? >> reporter: frank and michelle, good morning to you. certainly the economy is going to be issue number one here at the debate hall at the university of denver. the president is expected to arrive here in colorado this afternoon. mitt romney has been here since monday. but the way this debate is set up it's broken down into six 15- minute segments. the first three of which half of the debate, 45 minutes, will be completely devoted to the economy. the remaining half of the debate will focus on healthcare, the role of government and governing. >> you'r
. >> good morning, everyone. a new jobs report this morning is expected to give president obama a boost as both he and mitt romney hit the campaign trail in virginia. the labor department says the unemployment rate fell .3 in september to 7.8%. it had been at 8en8en -- 8.1%. employers added 100 plus thousand jobs and this is the first time it has been below 8% in nearly four years. >> americans airlines canceled more flights today to fix the problems of three seats that came loose on recent flights. all of the planes should be back in service by tomorrow. the airline blames a combination of wear, poor design and even soda spills for causing small pins in the seat locking mechanisms to malfunction. >>> a panel of the california parole board issued a grant for charles manson follower, bruce davis, who's been in prison 40 years. davis was convicted with manson for the murders of two men related to the infamous sharon tate murders. his release must be approved by the entire parole board and california's governor. >>> a california teen has been denied his eagle scout award because he is gay.
barack obama and mitt romney are getting ready for tomorrow night's big bee bait. >>> allie rasmus joins us from outside the oakland coliseum with the celebration that followed the clencher, good morning allie. >> reporter: the team is headed to the playoffs, last night they secured one of the two wildcard spots in the american league west. with that the oakland a's beat the texas rangers and they had their hats on and there was plenty of champagne to celebrate and the party moved into the clubhouse. last night's game was not a sellout but the as gave some of the crowds some sad advice. >> this is our place, we are loving it. it feels great, this is something we did together all year and we have come together and we have a lot of great memories this year and we are not done. >> now for the fans and the team it's on to the next step. they have a game tonight and tomorrow and if they win both games they will be western division champions. live in oakland. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> time to go to sal. you can give some advice when you see them, sal. >> i don't think they
vote." just 32 days to go. and this morning, mitt romney, riding high from his debate win wednesday. president obama fighting back, promising to do better at the next debate. the big question now, how much will today's job news help him make the case. david muir is with mitt romney in harrison jrks buburg, virgin. >> reporter: they're looking to turn the page on the debate this week, the president obama team. mitt romney is looking to keep his momentum going. overnight here, the key battleground of virginia, mitt romney on a different stage. but it was that debate stage 24 hours earlier still on his mind. >> last night, i thought was a great opportunity for the american people to see two very different visions for the country. >> reporter: deafening cheers from a swelling crowd after a debate performance that's rallied republicans. running mate paul ryan taking a break from his own debate prep. >> last night, america got to see the man i know. a leader. >> reporter: the president, meanwhile, in the battleground leaning his way, wisconsin. speaking before a crowd of more than 30,000,
to help ease the congestion on the roads. >>> good morning to you. a live look from bay point. mostly clear skies. a little bit of a cool start. but a nice day in store for your sunday. >>> in election 2012 news president obama is fast becoming the billion dollar man. he and the democratic party have received donations from nearly four million people since the president announced his reelection campaign. mr. obama raised $181 million just last month. his reelection campaign has received about $947 million in donations. he will be the first candidate in u.s. history to have $1 billion campaign. the president will fly to los angeles this morning he will attend a concert with actor george clooney. they will announce the establishment of the caesar chavez monument. he will make his way to the bay area and head to san francisco for a fund raising concert. >>> former president bill clinton is getting ready to head to california. on tuesday morning he is expected to attend a rally at uc davis to endorse four democratic candidates including john gave men day of fairfield. will he head to los
. >> as far as how he did with president obama? >> i think that there is a certain level of president obama is uncomfortable throwing him for a loop. >> much more on politics coming up. let us turn our attention with weather, f traffic. >> good morning. we are looking at decent conditions but not quite that cool down. with low clouds and fog and breezy. we could see that it is along the coast. those clouds are expected to come right back and. tracking that on fog tracker 4. with clouds right now and it will clear out but by 10:00 a.m. still along the coast. and making its way into the overnight hour. with temperatures in the 60s in san francisco. san jose, oakland. and 59. currently to the livermore valley. and starting in the south bay. 80s and los gatos and for the missmost portion 60s with 70's for san jose. the inland areas could see more of 80s but upper 70's for walnut creek. 70's for the east bay shore. and low 60s for ocean beach. and into the north bay mid 70's. as we take a look your kron 4 7 day around the bay we will see a cool down. a, because some she costa.and mid- >> would n
." good morning. >> good morning, jenna. >> mike talked about fund-raising. both campaigns are in their final push as the election is just a month away. president obama's campaign is nearing the $1 billion mark this election year as far as raising funds. how much of an impact does this type of money have as you near the election? >> well, it becomes important because there's still a lot of views being shaped about the race through negative advertising that you see in the battleground states. and so, you know, i don't think campaign cash is going to be a huge issue for either side but it is a measure of some enthusiasm which right now is benefiting republicans a bit more and certainly romney helped himself in that regard with such a strong debate. >> political pundits will tell you mitt romney won the debate on wednesday night. apparently voters agree. according to gallup's daily tracking poll, obama's three-point lead, 49% to 46% down from a five-point lead reported the day before. was the debate the game changer that the romney campaign was looking for? >> it was in terms
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